.CA Telehouse.ca Sold For $22,000 USD By James Booth (1 Viewing)

looks like it's the name of a big multinational co, that runs on the .com, so not a surprise.

otherwise, I don't think it's a domain anyone would hand reg!

Good example of a big company buying in .ca to protect their trademark, or for a move into the country.
 
James Booth also added to his already impressive country code haul with a $22,000 sale of #13 (tie) Treehouse.ca.

A typo there, it definitely wasn't Treehouse. Someone else I know owns that one.
 
Looks like CIRA has no interest in enforcing the Canadian Presence requirements.

Canadian Presence Requirements for Registrants – CIRA

Either they should enforce the requirements, or eliminate the requirements.
Yes, with that added increase in our fees, they should be more proactive about enforcing those requirements. I'd like to see them use that money to actually do something for the betterment of .CA rather than just giving our money away like they seem to want to do.
 
How do we know he didn't just broker the deal on behalf of a Canadian? That's what first came to mind for me but I guess it's not explicitly explained that way.

The domain was in TBR on Dec 30th 2015, which is the same date as the registration date. Just a fun fact i noticed and thought i'd share.
 
Yep, and it looks like it was a hand-reg.
I checked and it was actually the 119th pick that TBR (out of 147), so not a handreg, but I wouldn’t have been surprised if it were handreg.
 
I checked and it was actually the 119th pick that TBR (out of 147), so not a handreg, but I wouldn’t have been surprised if it were handreg.

This time is crazy though, 2015-12-30 20:27:52 - that's almost 28 minutes after the TBR started so it must have been some registrar (who fell asleep at the wheel) picking up stragglers or just hand-registering stuff during the open window.
 
Telehouse has been around since 1987 (and they've owned telehouse.com since 1998.) I thought that buying domain names for existing businesses was considered "cybersquatting" or "domain squatting?" I've also heard that trademarks from other countries could potentially be enforced in Canada, despite not having an existing Canadian Trademark.

Is it okay for Canadians to buy .ca domains that are connected to US companies, that do not currently own trademarks in Canada?
 
Is it okay for Canadians to buy .ca domains that are connected to US companies, that do not currently own trademarks in Canada?

Not really, especially if it something fully trademarkable like Google or Binance, but this one is more in the middle and probably why it ended up in a sale vs. a CDRP.

But this would not cover something generic like a US company using a word, name or place (and the vast amount of LLLs) as only in extreme cases would those pass the litmus test (like IBM).

So you could rightfully buy Finance.ca, no matter if someone was operating on Finance.com, but I wouldn't recommend Binance.ca.
 

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